I think we may have made a terrible mistake. I’m not sure how it happened, we were trying to be nice, trying to be generous, trying to help someone out who needed the help. We didn’t think it would ever come to this. We need help!
Yes, that’s right – Uncle Tom and Aunty Esme (don’t EVER let me hear you calling me that, mind you. It’s a bit too spinster-Aunt-too-many-cats sounding for my liking) are babysitting 2.5 year old Maya this weekend for THREE nights. I know, my goodness, it’s even worse than you had imagined. My sister asked us many months ago if we would help out one weekend this summer so that her and her boyfriend could have some time off and we eagerly accepted, wanting to get all the un-godly parent points we could (as well as being Aunt and Uncle, we are also Maya’s designated un-godly parents. Un-godly for the obvious reasons – there really is no better word for the role, don’t you think?). And now that weekend is looming.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH A TODDLER FOR THREE WHOLE DAYS???!!!
I need your help, kind readers. My wonderful niece is chatty, loves anything to do with glitter and/or paint (preferably together) and her favourite thing at the moment is, apparently, running. Seems that everyone’s got the Olympic fever!
She loves her Uncle Tom, although not enough to actually let him pick her up, so that’s going to be interesting when she refuses to go in the buggy. I’m just pleased she can finally say my name as I was ‘e-Tom’ for far too long.
So, please, any suggestions? Her Mum is putting her to bed on Friday and then not returning until Monday lunchtime. What have we done?!
Just to keep you sweet, here is a ridiculously cute picture of Maya from over a year ago. I promise you that she picked-up the tea cosy without any prompting…